This blog responds to a Canada Energy Centre brief blaming sustainable energy for energy poverty.
Canada needs a national strategy on reducing energy poverty. The federal government can play a leadership role by expanding the scale and scope of low-income energy efficiency. Here’s what we can learn from national initiatives in other jurisdictions.
Energy poverty is frequently blamed on carbon pricing and renewable energy transitions in the media, while the academic literature presents a more diverse picture that also includes the proliferation of inefficient buildings, rising income inequality and a lack of grid access as contributors